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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending September 3rd

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Temple University Health System’s preparations for and treatment of patients amidst the coronavirus pandemic continue to be part of the media’s COVID-19 coverage.

  • Jason C. Gallagher, PharmD, FCCP, FIDP, FIDSA, BCPS, Clinical Professor and Director of the Postgraduate Year Two Infectious Diseases Residency at the Temple University School of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Infectious Diseases at Temple University Hospital, offered Reuters insight about a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll which found that most Americans who are vaccinated against COVID-19 want a booster shot, largely due to concern about the Delta variant. 
  • Amir Emamifar, PharmD, MBA, Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer at Temple University Health System, shared with Becker’s Hospital Review how he would advise a fully vaccinated patient who expresses concerns about third doses and booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • A Philadelphia magazine article about what fully vaccinated individuals should consider with regards to the Delta variant included data from Temple University Hospital that only 5 percent of those hospitalized at TUH with COVID are fully vaccinated.
  • Temple University Health System’s coordination with the city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania’s departments of health was highlighted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about COVID-19 vaccination record-keeping.